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The Farewell is an American comic drama, written and directed by Lulu Wang. It’s based in part on her own life experiences.
When Billi’s (Awkwafina) family finds out their grandmother has lung cancer, they decide not to tell her. Instead, they plan an improvised wedding in their home country, China. When Billi decides to go, she reconnects with the life she was forced to give up as a 6-year-old.
The Farewell is a remarkable family portrait. Scriptwriter and director Lulu Wang (Touch, Posthumous) imbues a farewell song with warmth and love. An excellent cast gives shape to an intimate family, each of whom manages to accommodate the loss in their own way.